I was very busy in the last couple of weeks for me to properly update this blog. Something weird happened to me today upon hearing of the news from Lebanon. I stopped caring. I just don't care either way. Really. The only thing I care about is the safety and well being of my family and friends there. Other than that I am completely apathetic about the entire country.
The Syrians and their hoodlum can have it. Same goes to the Israelis and their war machine. Sa7tein. I am neither angry nor scared. I am numb. The Lebanese have treated each other (17 years of un-civil war) and others (Sri Lankan maids, Palestinian civilians, Syrian migrant workers) so badly that the country is made to suffer. Even the environment is plundered. Last time I visited, I couldn't find a green spot away from noise and pollution to show off to my tourist friends! We went to the top of Mount Sannine. There was an empty restaurant there that was blasting Najwa Karam all night all the way into the hotel rooms! I was livid! What goes around comes around. Everyone pays for their sin somehow. The very sad thing for me is not having seen my family in long time. I miss all of them a lot.
Update: When your mother gives you tough love on not giving up on your country, you listen. I humbly see the folly of some of the sentiments above, especially the scratched part. They've seen much worse than I have, AND they still live there without their children, YET they haven't given up... Who am I to whine.